Hello to whoever cares to read this. I am a 35 year old female. I got my first panic attack over 10 years ago but I would ignore it or I would do breathing exercises. The anxiety then was very rare. My father passed away in 2007 and that's when I noticed my anxiety would come on more frequently. I could now speak of my dad just fine. I miss him but I have accepted the fact that he's not longer here. About 1 year ago my anxiety started up again more frequently. It would be once a month to several times a month to once a week and now every single day. It got so severe that I walked into the ER and I was placed in a tiny, dirty room for observation. After that day I vowed to take control. I want to be able to take my son to the park. I don't want to miss any more birthday parties, BBQs or special events. I've never taken medication for what I have but I've come to the realization that I need meds. I don't want to be sleepy or high on meds I just want to be happy again. I don't want to lose my job, I don't want to put a strain on my marriage and I definitely don't want to miss anymore of my son's life. I've done some research on meds and I'm currently waiting on my psyc appointment. I would love to hear from anyone on meds. Thank you.